January 5, 2010

Turtles Forever: the Movie

The moments where I truly geek out on something are few and far between, but after reading this article I guarantee that you will join me in shouting “COWABUNGA!” from the rooftops.

In October 2009 Viacom, the parent company of Paramount and Nickelodeon, purchased the rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for $60 million from Mirage Studios. Mirage held exclusive creative rights to the TMNT since their inception in 1984 so this was a huge changing of the guard for the franchise. As a tributary send off to the four pizza-loving brothers 4Kids Entertainment and Mirage Studios put together a feature length movie called Turtles Forever, which was aired in 9 parts beginning back in November 2009. The movie crosses boundaries never before heard of for the TMNT but are sure to be loved by Turtles fans of all ages; it combines the Turtles of the 1987 cartoon series with the more modern 2003 cartoon Turtles and…are you ready for this… the original black and white, red bandana wearing Turtles from Eastman and Laird’s 1984 comic book masterpiece into one shell slamming movie! Just watch the trailer:

How awesome is this!?

After watching the entire thing there’s no denying it’s down right amazing! Turtles fans will need to have several pairs of undies handy as they will be repeatedly soiling themselves while watching this film. Besides the fact that everyone- and I mean everyone– from the Turtles mythos makes an appearance, the music fits perfectly, and the voice acting is as spot on as it can be without using the original actors. It’s a delightful overdose of fan service to see all three versions of the TMNT together for one monumental crossover: the 1987 cartoon Turtles are like little kid retards more concerned about pizza and making jokes than actually fighting, whereas the 2003 cartoon Turtles are more mature in their demeanor but still have an essence of youth about them, and the original black and white comic book Turtles are just plain bad ass.

Below this paragraph is the first part of the film; the subsequent chapters can be easily found in the “related videos” column on the right hand side of the Youtube page. While watching you will be in awe at how well the characters interact with each other, and you’ll probably find yourself laughing out loud at various moments, making you feel like you’re 8 years old all over again. So grab yourself some pizza and enjoy Turtles Forever:

Cowabunga dudes!

Andy Liegl



  1. Eli

    I’ll definitely be downloading this one, that first part is pretty cool.

  2. Drew

    It is so bad-ass it’s beyond words and how don’t you love not just all the Turtles, but Bebop, Rocksteady, Toko and Razor all in the same film?!

  3. Yeah, it’s amazing!!

  4. I watched it online and I have to say it was really fun to watch.

  5. infinite speech

    watching in a computer is fine but I think it would look better on a large flatscreen TV..DVD release?

  6. billy

    No Casey Jones?

  7. InfiniteSpeech

    top left corner Billy in the helicopter

  8. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this yet! I’m the HUGEST Turtles fan!

  9. Billy

    @Speech-I was wondering why he wasn’t present. Thx

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